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The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift off. He flew the “flying boat” 70 feet above water for a mile on November 2, 1947. The $23 million dollar beast made of wood and with a wingspan longer than a football field was six times larger than any other plane in existence at the time.

Fosbury Flop

Twenty-one-year-old Dick Fosbury changed the high jump on October 20, 1968. His backward facing ... more

DuMont Network Ushers Modern Television Era

The modern era of network television began with the DuMont Network on January 11, 1948. WDTV ... more

First Airplane Flight Around the World

The 1920s were a decade of aviation advancement. One of the pivotal moments happened on September ... more
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